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Reports of the Demise of Canadian Goaltending Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

At this time last year, as the Sochi Olympics approached, there was great concern and consternation across Canada as fans and analysts debated the state of Canadian goaltending.

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Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Washington Capitals

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Makes sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and eventually our…

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 04:  Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Washington Capitals tends net against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Capitals 2-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flaking Out: Jaroslav Halak Not Comfortable to Play Must Win Game

When the Washington Capitals acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak from the Buffalo Sabres at the NHL trade deadline, they hoped that he would provide the team with the same type of quality, high pressure goaltending that he provided against them in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and would help the team nail down one of the final playoff spots in the…


The Red District: Lack of Urgency May Cost Capitals

The Washington Capitals seem to have finally hit their stride over the last week, but their new found stability may have come a bit too late in the 2013-14 campaign. With only 11 games remaining before their regular season comes to an end, the Caps find themselves on the outside looking in when it comes to postseason potential. The team…

Ray Emery

Ray Emery: the Line Brawl, Sherriff Shanny’s Inaction, and Possible Assault Charges

During the third period of a 7-0 shellacking courtesy of the Washington Capitals, the Philadelphia Flyers decided to abandon all aspects of logic, sportsmanship, and respect for the game of hockey. With 14:29 remaining in the game, a high hit from Wayne Simmonds sparked a round of fisticuffs between Simmonds and Capitals’ 19-year old fourth-liner Tom Wilson. Frustration had without…

Carey Price

Carey Price, Team Canada And The Possible Effect On the Habs Season

There are some sporting events that transcend sports; the events that people will sit and watch even if they’re not the typical fan of the sport.  Every four years the Winter Olympics are held and since 1998 in Nagano, Canada sends our favorite, most recognizable names from across the NHL to represent our country. It is our most beloved game…

Adam Oates

The 2013-14 Washington Capitals: New Division, Familiar Ambition

Welcome back to Puck Drop: NHL Preview 2013-14, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of his hockey season.  Check back often as new teams are added to our Puck Drop page.  Today we take a look at the 2013-14 Washington Capitals.   Last Year With rookie head coach Adam…

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